Feeling Blah? These Vitamin Deficiencies May Play a Role

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Feeling Blah? These Vitamin Deficiencies May Play a Role

If there’s one good thing about having a cold or flu, it’s knowing why you don’t feel like yourself. You have an illness causing fairly straightforward symptoms — like a cough, congestion, fever, or headache — and you may feel miserable for a while, but once the infection clears up, your symptoms do, too.

But what if you simply feel… blah? When that occurs, the cause can become a little more difficult to pinpoint. That’s when Dr. Adepero Okulaja starts looking for root causes, like vitamin deficiencies.

Dr. Okulaja knows that a symptom isn’t an illness in and of itself. Instead, there’s something going on at a deeper level that’s keeping your body from functioning properly. And that can mean nutritional deficiencies.


If you feel blah, here are a few vitamins you could be lacking and how Dr. Okulaja can help at The Doctor’s House in Edina, Minnesota.

Signs of vitamin deficiencies

It’s no secret that everyone is different. However, there’s one thing that many people have in common: nutritional deficiencies. And, yes, they even occur in people who eat healthy and nutritious foods.

In reality, it’s quite challenging to follow a balanced diet that meets all of your nutritional needs, especially when bombarded with so many confusing messages about what you should eat, when, and how much. Plus, every person’s nutrient requirements vary, depending on age, gender, and lifestyle.

Signs of vitamin deficiencies often include:

  • Brittle hair and nails
  • White or red bumps on the skin
  • Dry skin, scaly patches, or dandruff
  • Bleeding gums, mouth ulcers, or cracked skin at the edges of your lips
  • White growths on the eyes or poor night vision
  • Hair loss
  • Restless leg syndrome

Sometimes vitamin deficiencies can also cause less obvious issues, like a “blah” feeling.

Vitamin deficiencies that cause you to feel blah

Your body needs a variety of nutrients to function, thrive, and stay healthy. And each vitamin has a specific job, like resisting infection, providing energy, or maintaining nerve function.

Feeling blah can mean many things, depending on the person and the essential nutrients involved. For some, it may mean brain fog, forgetfulness, or mental confusion. For others, it’s problems concentrating, sluggishness, or just a sense of feeling off.

In these cases, Dr. Okulaja looks at specific vitamins associated with these symptoms, such as:

  • Vitamins B12, C, and D
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Choline

Dr. Okulaja often uses blood tests to confirm vitamin deficiencies. Then, she creates a personalized treatment strategy designed to support total wellness.

Treating nutritional deficiencies

If Dr. Okulaja confirms that vitamin deficiency is behind your blah feelings, she might recommend IV therapy or vitamin and mineral supplementation to address the problem. 

IV infusions at The Doctor’s House allow your body to absorb needed nutrients faster because Dr. Okulaja delivers them directly into your bloodstream intravenously. This approach can help restore balance to your body quickly in a relaxing and comfortable setting.

Vitamin and mineral supplementation also offers numerous benefits. Dr. Okulaja uses her own in-house vitamin line, which she customizes to match your specific needs. This ensures that you get precisely the nutrients you need, and they come from a trustworthy source.

In addition to IV therapy and supplementation, Dr. Okulaja provides wellness coaching to help you make lifestyle changes that benefit your overall health and well-being.

After outlining the best course of treatment to address your nutritional deficiency, Dr. Okulaja continues monitoring your progress, making adjustments as needed to ensure the best outcomes.

Do you feel blah? Find out if a vitamin deficiency could be to blame by scheduling a visit with Dr. Okulaja at The Doctor’s House today.